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Title: Reflections on maternal mortality in two decades
Authors: Baldo, M.H.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: The paper examines developments in the assessment and prevention of maternal mortality over the past 2 decades through review of the relevant literature. Problems of classifying and ranking causes, changing methodologies, discrepancies and illogical trends are demonstrated. Identifying causes of maternal mortality by surveillance and death reviews, rather than measuring ratios, appears to be more effective. Process indicators are considered as important as outcome indicators for monitoring safe motherhood. International technical reappraisal of maternal mortality is needed
Description: 712-722
Keywords: Cause of Death
Death Certificates
Developing Countries
Health Status Indicators
Maternal Welfare
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Population Surveillance
Risk Factors
World Health Organization
Subject: Maternal Mortality
ISSN: 1020-3397
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